The Benefits of Physical and Occupational Therapy for Your Loved Ones

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Physical and occupational therapy are effective solutions to help with many aspects of our health and wellness. These disciplines aim to improve day-to-day function and quality of life. These therapeutic interventions are performed by licensed and registered physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) in the home environment.

If your loved ones are experiencing pain, injury or decline in function, they may greatly benefit from working with a physical therapist or occupational therapist. In addition, we have an exceptional team of therapists who would love to help you and your loved ones reach their goals. CareAparent was named the Star Tribune readers’ choice Minnesota’s Best 2022 bronze winner in physical therapy.

Physical therapy is provided by physical therapists “examine each person and then develops a treatment plan to improve their ability to move, reduce or manage pain, restore function, and prevent disability.” Find out more about what physical therapists do.

Here are some reasons why your loved ones may benefit from physical therapy services performed in their homes:

Balance improvement: A physical therapist can help with fall prevention and provide skilled instruction and education in balance exercises.

Strength training: Physical therapy is one of the most effective treatments for strengthening, and these exercises can be individualized for your loved ones to perform at home.

Pain reduction: A qualified physical therapist delivers techniques to decrease pain that are very effective and can help improve your loved one’s quality of life.

Endurance training: Energy conservation techniques and other exercises can help with your loved one’s ability to efficiently perform daily tasks and activities of daily living.

Occupational therapists help patients by looking at how you are currently doing a painful activity or task, and coming up with a plan to help make performing that activity less painful. Learn more about what occupational therapists do here.

There are numerous reasons your loved ones may benefit from working with an occupational therapist. Here are a few examples:

Improvement with self-care tasks: An occupational therapist can help your loved ones with tasks related to self-care such as bathing and getting dressed in the morning.

Memory and cognitive skills: Occupational therapy may assist with improvement in sequencing and learning certain tasks.

Home safety: An occupational therapist can assess, educate and guide your loved ones in improvement of their home environment so that they are in the safest environment possible to adapt with aging in place.

Both physical and occupational therapy services are beneficial in helping your loved ones reach their goals. Our skilled and compassionate professionals work with clients so they can live effectively and safely in their homes. Learn more about the tools and solutions our therapists provide by clicking here.